Taco Bell cupcakes and smoothie. Photo: Fast Food Maven/Orange County Register
Taco Bell is test marketing cupcakes and smoothies in California, the Orange County Register reports.
Red velvet cupcakes, smoothies and "Wendy's-inspired shakes" were found by the Fast Food Maven on Wednesday. The paper's Fast Food Maven uncovered the sweets and drinks at two California locations -- Buena Park and Tustin.
But don't go looking for these mystery desserts at your local Taco Bell outpost quite yet -- they may not even make it to the menu nationally. "The company doesn't comment on products in development," Rob Poetsch, a spokesman for Taco Bell, told Slashfood on Friday.
So, are they any good?
Fast Food Maven said the Strawberry Banana smoothie wasn't. "There was no trace of banana in it, and the strawberry flavor tasted very artificial. I'd rather pay $1 more and get a real good smoothie at Juice it Up or Jamba Juice."
As for the cupcakes she shared with her newspaper colleagues: "One co-worker said, 'Is the frosting beef-flavored?' I don't think so, but maybe it should have been laced with something. I took one bite and shivered because the frosting was super rich and sugary. 'The frosting is there to cover up the dry cake,' one self-proclaimed cheapskate editor said.
[Via Orange County Register]
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